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#1 photojazz

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 02:07 PM

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 09:13 PM

Great info Jazz, thanks.

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 05:28 AM

Thanks for the interesting link, Jazz.

 

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 01:52 AM

The Nikon pro guy told me that the VR should always be shut of on the lens before you power-down camera. I had never heard that and I never shut mine off. hmmmm


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 06:38 PM

The Nikon pro guy told me that the VR should always be shut of on the lens before you power-down camera. I had never heard that and I never shut mine off. hmmmm


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 03:34 PM

Me too..never do I.


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 03:35 PM

Same here. Guess I should from now on...

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 09:20 AM

2 years ago I read something like that and since then I do it always so.


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 11:44 AM

Hmm never heard ive never turned mine off.

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 02:37 PM

Can't remember the last time I turned the VR off, even when on a tripod I use it unless it is dead calm and on rock solid ground.

Long exposures is a different thing but otherwise its always on.


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 01:49 PM

Yesterday, I purchased the Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR.  I haven't had it out yet, and I'm still looking at features, nomenclature, etc.  It's going to be used on my new D500.  I noticed this thread concerning turning the VR off, or leaving it on.  In the instruction sheet, the following is written:

Do not turn the camera off or remove the lens while vibration reduction is in effect.  If power to the lens is cut while vibration reduction is on, the lens may rattle when shaken.  This is not a malfunction, and can be corrected by reattaching the lens and turning the camera on.

 


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:01 PM

This has been standard instructions on all Nikon VR units that I can recall - this doesn't mean you have to turn the VR off before taking the lens off it just means you should let go of the shutter button and give the system its few seconds to stop operating before taking the lens off. 


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:44 AM

I read that the VR should always be off unless you need it.


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 07:43 AM

That depends. The first gen, if you were using a tripod, you could turn it off. However the newer VR doesn't get turn off fully, even if you put it on a tripod. Nikon put in more smarts to know the difference between; Moving to recompose, movement due to camera shake and on a tripod, movement from shutter flap and wind.

 

You can see more info from Nikon here. http://www.nikon.com.../software/vr_e/


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